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At this time, the Bear Pantry will be supporting students’ access to food through limited operating hours.

Please continue to refer to this page for updates to Bear Pantry hours and services.

Spring Break Hours: 

Monday: 11:30am-7:00pm

Tuesday: 8:00am-12:00pm

CLOSED Wednesday-Friday. The Bear Pantry will reopen for regular semester hours on Monday, March 18th. 

Mobile Food Pantry Information

The Bear Pantry is excited to announce the return of the Mobile Food Pantry, in collaboration with Weld Food Bank. Below are the current dates and times for each visit by the Mobile Food Pantry this semester. Please note that during the event times, the Bear Pantry will be closed and will return to normal evening hours after the conclusion of the event.  Additionally, please bring reusable bags if you have them. 

Event dates, times and location are subject to change. Send us an email at bear.pantry@unco.edu with any questions. We look forward to seeing you there!




Tuesday, February 13 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southeast Corner of C-Lot
Tuesday, March 19 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southeast Corner of C-Lot
Tuesday, April 9 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m. Southeast Corner of C-Lot

Bear Pantry at UNC

UNC's Bear Pantry is a collaborative initiative on campus to assist students in our community who are faced with food insecurity. Bear Pantry supplements the food supply for any UNC students experiencing hunger and struggling to buy food. Bear Pantry hopes to minimize food insecurity while students work toward completing their education.

Visiting The Pantry

Every UNC student, staff and faculty member is able to visit the pantry once per week and choose up to 7 items at no cost. Items available include non-perishables, perishables and personal hygiene products. There is no reservation required, simply stop by the pantry during open hours. Anyone with a current Bear ID Number is eligible. 

Popular Items Needed from Donations

  • pasta and pasta sauce
  • canned soups, chili and pasta
  • canned tuna/tuna packs
  • canned chicken/other canned meats
  • shelf-stable mashed potato mix
  • rice
  • peanut butter 
  • jelly
  • cereal
  • ramen
  • snack items
  • cooking oil 
  • paper towels
  • toothbrushes and toothpaste
  • tide-pods
  • deodorant
  • menstrual products

Helpful Links to Community Resources 

Weld County Food Bank

Mobile Food Pantry